"Gorilla tracking.....2" Virunga Things to Do Tip by grets

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The path becomes more defined but still quite reasonable, with natural steps in the habitation. We carry on up and up, through bamboo groves and rich shrubbery. After some considerable climbing, we reach a level and can take it easy on a flat walk for a while. At a clearing we are told ?this is where the gorillas were this morning, but now they have moved further up into the forest?. Oh, well! Up and up and up we go, clambering on tree roots and pulling on bamboo plants. The air is gaspingly thin because of the altitude and we take regular rest stops. By now we have ascended over 1500ft from our starting point, in just over two hours. The rangers keep in contact with the trackers who have been with the gorillas since first thing this morning, so we know where they are at all times in relation to us.

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  • Written Sep 1, 2004
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